Saturday, 26 September 2009

New fears over (Statins) heart pill taken by millions

Daily Express
By: Presswatch
New fears over heart pill taken by millions
Fears over the side-effects of heart drugs used by four million Britons have sparked a two-year investigation. Statins have been hailed as a "wonder drug" for reducing cholesterol and preventing tens of thousands of heart attacks and strokes, but experts are becoming worried by the unpleasant reactions that some patients are experiencing. Packets warn patients of certain side-effects but last year manufacturers were forced to add new cautions, telling patients that statins can sometimes cause memory loss, sexual problems, depression and disturbed sleep. A research team at Nottingham University wants to discover why people are suffering such unpleasant reactions to the drugs and how widespread the problem is.

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